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Blitz of "Cyber Attacks," Leading Up to Cybersecurity Act of 2009

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posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 08:33 AM
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Anyone else find it a suspicious coincidence that whenever a piece of hideous legislation is up for a vote something bad occurs to enable it to be passed?


There are no coincidences in politics





posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 08:35 AM
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Originally posted by warrenb
Anyone else find it a suspicious coincidence that whenever a piece of hideous legislation is up for a vote something bad occurs to enable it to be passed?


There are no coincidences in politics



You are absolutely correct, and it's a terrible pattern.

It's a scary thing when you are consistently reactive, not proactive. And of course, conspiracy-theorists like myself, can't help but think something definitely stinks about all of that in Washington D.C.!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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The widespread attack was "loud and clumsy," which suggests it was carried out by an unsophisticated organization, said Amit Yoran, chief executive at NetWitness Corp. and the former U.S. government cybersecurity chief. "This is not the elegance we would expect from sophisticated adversaries."

Officials agreed, however, that the incident brings to the forefront a key 21st century threat.

"It tells you that cyber attacks are real. It's a very serious problem and one of the more serious facing us, along with terrorism, and China and Russia are the main threats," said Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger, D-Md., who was briefed on the incident.
www.foxnews.com...


Well, based on the aforementioned quotation of this being "loud, clumsy, and unsophisticated,"...perhaps everybody can come together and agree this just may be the doing of the US Government?!!?



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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For the third day in a row a number of major public and private Web sites in South Korea have been taken off the Internet by a distributed denial of service attack.

The attack hit the Chosun Ilbo daily newspaper, ranked the top news Web site in the country; Internet Auction, one of the largest online auction services; Kookmin Bank; the South Korean President's home page, and the home page of U.S. Forces Korea.
www.pcworld.com...


So the "cyber attacks" continue for another day...a string all in a row.

Which US governmental and private enterprise websites get impacted today?



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by warrenb
Anyone else find it a suspicious coincidence that whenever a piece of hideous legislation is up for a vote something bad occurs to enable it to be passed?


There are no coincidences in politics



Yeah, and then the other thing they use when they want to create lame vicious law is "It's for the Kids!"/"What about the children?"...like this cyberbullying end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it hate speech witch-finding law for felony hurting-of-feelings (and basically anybody who is smarter and richer than me is always hurting my feelings...everything they say is INSENSITIVE (but that's just me)) is being trotted out on over the dead body of that teenage girl who hung herself..."cyberbullied" to death...but what about how free speech on the internet presumably gives many other depressed youth some kind of reason to live...
So, the prediction for the false flag cyber attack would be something like, say, a reported attack on some hospital medical computers, causing some incubator for premature infants to malfunction (like how it was asserted when Saddam invaded Kuwait that preemies were being dumped out of incubators in the haste to loot those tasty incubators back to Iraq)...
I envision a headline like "NEW OCTO-MOM LOSES SIX OUT OF EIGHT IN CYBER MURDER TERROR OUTRAGE!!!"...
Many persons would immediately call out to be relieved from their excess freedoms after such events, you betcha...



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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My apologies as I in no way meant to imply you, personally, or this post was misleading. In fact,the topic has information that does need to be shared. Rather,I was referring to the net in general(as 'pied piper') and its potential to mislead and misdirect.

And Im against any over regulation or monitoring of the net just as most of us are. Its just the validity of the net as Truth-spreading-tool-of-freedom that I question. Clearly, some see the net as MORE than a simple diversion/entertainment/potential basic research tool and suspend all or most critical thinking where net gathered information is concerned. To me, that's potentially detrimental and we all know we see it on this very site daily.


Frankly then, any regulating it might be an aggravation , unneeded and just another government intrusion into ones private life but it should hardly be viewed in my opinion as a huge strike against truth or the spreading of truth. Ive felt for years now that the net should be required to post a simple disclaimer such as phone psychics and others:


"For entertainment purposes only, take everything contained herein at face value."*

In my view, that should solve most of the need for any regulating or need to control.


*(Granted, other 'news' sources should contain the same disclaimer. Hopefully that would encourage more critical thinking and common sense judgements.)

[edit on 9-7-2009 by Clark Savage Jr.]



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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Man, you absolutely nailed it! The media would be all over a story like that and the stay-at-home moms/dads watching cable news all day would see that story running non-stop. They'd be calling Washington demanding CYBERSECURITY FOR EVERYBODY NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Lord help us and hope you're wrong!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by Clark Savage Jr.
reply to post by MOFreemason
 

My apologies as I in no way meant to imply you, personally, or this post was misleading. In fact,the topic has information that does need to be shared. Rather,I was referring to the net in general and its potential to mislead and misdirect.


No troubles at all...and thank you for responding!

I did begin to double-question my original post and was wondering if I didn't express my true purpose effectively.

Thanks again! I always appreciate our ATS community members that practice true civil discourse and dialogue!!!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:47 AM
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S and F -

Just as Celente said in an interview - no doubt a false flag will occur - so the government can crack down and control information released over the internet.

PTB - are not happy about people finding truths on the internet and not just listening to the controlled information released of the MSM.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:51 AM
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AS if it is not patently obvious, I will mention something critical.


Back up ALL you data before you log out and shut down today.

Download every relevant website in it entirety you find of value/importance. back up 2 external drives and archive over the coming weeks. Prepare for a massive reduciton in online information, and start storing the important stuff. Wiki, survival, exopolitics 911 theories etc.

Remember the golden rule:


INFORMATION DOES NOT EXIST UNLESS IT IS IN THREE DIFFERENT PLACES SIMULTANEOUSLY.


When this goes down, and it will, we can rebuild our knowledge tree anew, if we prepare now.







peace.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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Check my profile page. I started a thread similar to this back on February 25th and no one gave a crap. I called it Big Brother Alert. It would have been nice to see all the ATS researchers digging up the goods on it back then. Only a few people from the "higher intelligence community" posted to my thread...such as my friend "badmedia" and the others. Where were the rest of you?

So now we are on the brink of handing more power to the morons. Let's hope the Act does not make it into "force" because non of us will like the "effect".



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:07 AM
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Everytime there's a "cyber attack" in the news I just roll my eyes. I know it's all propaganda designed to get people to support this insane bill.

Does anyone else ever notice that? Whenever a controversial bill is getting ready to be voted on that has to do with "security", there's always a jump in the types of attacks the bill wishes to address.

Just wait until a stricter gun control bill hits congress. Amazingly, someone will probably go on a killing spree somewhere and they'll say, "See, we NEED to pass this bill or things like this will happen."

Is this Rockefeller guy part of THE Rockefeller family? If so, it makes perfect sense.

I don't know what I'd do without the net. There is a lot of crappy info but there is also a lot of info you can't get anywhere else. And "they" know that. It's been a thorn in their side for a decade.

We have to do something to not let this bill be passed. I don't think writing your congressman really does jack anymore.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Trunkeight
AS if it is not patently obvious, I will mention something critical.

Back up ALL you data before you log out and shut down today.

When this goes down, and it will, we can rebuild our knowledge tree anew, if we prepare now.
peace.


I might add that there is no need to back up the porn sites which make up 50 percent of the Internet. There are a few billion back ups located all over the world.


But backing up your important web pages, PDF files, docs, videos, etc. is a good idea.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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LOL. Phew! That'll save me a lot of extra storage needs. LOL.


Is the recommendation to back-up hard drive information merely because of these recent threats, or is this is a recommended practice for all computer users at all times?
(probably sounds like a dumb question, but just want to be clear)



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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I agree with the OP!

The internet is doomed as we have it today.

The internet is the reason people are waking up.

The internet is the reason that the Elites are being exposed.

We have to make Internet 3 before they doom us to internet 2!



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:32 AM
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All these new idiot laws are spooking the equity markets. People are refusing to invest. Others who have investments are pulling them down.

This bill and the other bills Congress is working on will make this country poorer.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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I suspect this push for all this 'security', recently, is in reality a desperate plan for the government to get controls in place...meanwhile trying desperately to push off the seemingly massive economic collapse that is approaching for as long as possible while metaphorically waving there hands and jumping up and down,"Yoo Hoo! Look over here! Nothing to see over there!" They want to legalize and get the infrastructure in place so when civilization as we know it starts to crumble they can maintain some kind of control. A futile effort in the long run, I think.

They will never be able to "shut down the internet"...it was designed decentralized and to be resistant to nuclear attacks after all. However, that was then..now it would be much easier to shutter certain sites and services, control flow of certain information etc. et al. However I doubt they would have 100% success, and if Iran is any gauge they would have much less ability considering the disparity in size. TPtB really do not like how the internet pretty much is exposing anything and everything they are up to. A lot of that information is missed by the general public, most of it (except in the case of more mundane scandals) languishing in relatively small communities of people who visit sites such as ATS...but important things tend to filter out to the general public over time and that must just drive them crazy as well.

The internet is the second coming of the printing press and that terrifies those who it threatens to expose. Knowledge is power and power in the hands of the people is the last thing these sub human cretins want.

You know...this reminds me of John Titor. That story has always fascinated me. It seemed that a few years ago it was indeed all bunk, but now it seems like what he said is still taking place, but events have been changed in our timeline and certain things are getting kicked down the road a few years. Even Titor stated he noticed changes in the timeline. In this context:

"The President or "leader" in 2005 I believe tried desperately to be the next Lincoln and hold the country together but many of their policies drove a larger wedge into the Bill of Rights. The President in 2009 was interested only in keeping his/her power base. "

Change 2005 to 2009 and certainly sounds a lot like what we are seeing now, does it not? Just a interesting observation.
Time Travel is one of those things that has always tickled my fancy.

Regardless....interesting times we are living in. 10 years ago I would never have thought we were going to be living in such historic times. Stocking up one the guns, ammo, food, seed stock, etc. seems to be the only option this far into the game. It's looking like it's going to be a matter of how MUCH unrest we are going to see, not IF we are going to see it.

Something worth investigating in regards to thwarting government snooping and control of the internet: If you have not heard of TOR network encryption I highly suggest you look into it....use it at least and run a node if you can. Google it! It may not be the perfect solution, but it's better than nothing and any size monkey wrench you can throw into their gears is worth it IMO.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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LOL, Oh, c'mon! You ATS people aren't going to believe some "infowars" tripe??

NOTHING THAT ALEX JONES HAS EVER STATED, CAME TO LIGHT, IT IS PROVEN, CHECK IT OUT ON GOOGLE.

ALEX IS PAID TO PODCAST HIS STORIES BY, WHOEVER.

DON'T BUY IT IT IS BUNK.

GOOGLE: ALEX JONES, DISINFO AGENT, JARHEAD JONES.

LISTEN TO ME, PLEASE.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by Symetra
LOL, Oh, c'mon! You ATS people aren't going to believe some "infowars" tripe??

NOTHING THAT ALEX JONES HAS EVER STATED, CAME TO LIGHT, IT IS PROVEN, CHECK IT OUT ON GOOGLE.

ALEX IS PAID TO PODCAST HIS STORIES BY, WHOEVER.

DON'T BUY IT IT IS BUNK.

GOOGLE: ALEX JONES, DISINFO AGENT, JARHEAD JONES.

LISTEN TO ME, PLEASE.


The OP YouTube Congressional hearing was not featuring Alex Jones. It was the sponsor of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, Rockefeller.
(No caps needed)



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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Sorry, gotta sound like a whiner here for a moment (off topic).

Why isn't this thread featured on the front page of hot threads? We have close to 60 posts and 17+ flags??????



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